December 29th, 2009
there is nothing quite like a home cooked meal after a 13 hour shift at the hospital. there are a handful of foods that come to mind that take me to heaven when placed in front of me in the face of fatigue, hungryness, and hypoglycemia.
- sour sinigang
- garlic shrimp
- in & out
- spam & eggs
i love food.
December 28th, 2009
its easy to overlook the influence that we have on people. the ability to make someone’s day with a smile, or ruining another’s with a smart remark. these little things in life help make the big picture. our character. its easy to recall the quote we all know by mother Teresa.
we can do no great things, just small things with great Love.
these little influences, or powers, hold so much weight on those we interact with. and 100 X’s more, to the ones we love. to be able to forgive someone, or to ask for forgiveness. brings the ability to free someone from the shackles of guilt or bitterness. to be able to Love in times when loving is most difficult. to Love, in all things, and in everyone.
there are some religions out there. where forgiveness can only first come from the person who is to forgive, before it can be given by God. although you may not share the same take on forgiveness or salvation. the ability to be able to bring the person peace, with a simple act of kindness; is just enough to deliver that person to God.
i guess what im trying to say is. we have power. USE IT.
December 26th, 2009
i’ve been watching a lot of movies. no, i’ve been watching movies like no human should be. but its okay, its Christmas day. and you’re allowed to do that on Christmas day. even if it means 4 home movies. and 1 theatre movie.
in another attempt to justify the sloth. i’ve been receiving messages through these movies. an affirmation of how God talks to us through any, and everything. tonight i watched the movie “Up in the sky”.
a movie about a man who travels 350 days a year, to fire people; for a living. first thought that ran through your mind? A) sucks B) geez C) both A & B. but a day in his shoes, you wouldn’t even get the scent that he had a problem with it. to be so far from home, to the point where home is the ‘commercial’ if you will, of your real life. a life he led with goals and passions set on earthly attainable realities. this man was perfectly fine, and happy*.
*until he saw the other side of life. love.
not just the corny mushy romantic love either. im talking father, mother, brother, sister, cousin, friend, and yes, honey’s too. but at the end of the day what we invest our heart in, is what defines what we live for. goals set in stone will always pale in comparison to flesh. when all is said and done, memories, not cameras. is what we take with us. this Christmas i took zero pictures that i will keep. but a memory of a day spent watching 5 movies. with a whole lotta family in between.
December 8th, 2009
I LOVE you, mama Mary. There are only a few productive days in my calendar year, and today just happened to be one of them.
Work has been good. No. Work has been blessed. Today was the first day I took care of 3 patients on my own completely. Although tiring and at times stressful, I can honestly say I’m starting to get the hang of this nursing thing. But what was so special about today was not the realization that I can do this job, or the gratification from a patient calling me a ‘brother’.. But it was because I was able to share a little bit about my faith to some of my coworkers.
Do you agree with me when I say, that there is nothing better we can do here on earth, than to share the LOVE of Christ with another person? Or to have faith talks with people? Or how about, to try to explain to someone why it is you love that you’re Catholic??
Mama Mary you are one of my biggest reasons that I love being catholic.
As I go the rest of my time at Lucerne. I really hope I can shed some light, to the beauty and reason, of our blessed Mother. Heaven use me.
God bless you all.. And happy feast of the conception. :)
December 1st, 2009
its weird, but a part of me wants it to be Lent. maybe because its the last time that i felt my heart really be completely and utterly excited for God. even weirder, Advent is my all time favorite time of year. why the change, heart?
dont you sometimes fear what God is calling us to do? that the task is so challenging that its meant for someone else, a saint, a good catholic, but not you… that you end up being complacent in faith cuz you cant step up to plate? heck i know i do.
its that time to prepare our selves again. heaven pray for us. that we free our grips on our lives, so that we can reach for God’s hands. and that maybe. just maybe, let it stay that way.
thank you Lord. for HOPE
October 10th, 2009
We are the boys from old Florida
Where the girls are the fairest,
The boys are the squarest
Of any old state down our way
We are all strong for old Florida
Down where the old gators play
In all kinds of weather
We’ll all stick together
this is what i’ll be singing at approximately 1030pm tonight. no i never went to the university of Florida but if i didn’t tell you that you would probably think i did. im die hard. no doubt about it.
i love college football. i love that every game counts. i love that this game could be the game that we silence all doubters. i love how we can win the path to the championship here. or we can lose it. or that nothing happens. the gravity each week brings not only for my team but the implications of the teams around us makes watching the key games of the week that much more exciting. i love how delusional Gator fans can be about being the undoubted favorites to win the national championship each and every year. regardless of 1 loss, 2 loss, heck maybe even 3? sometimes the hoping makes it even that much funner to watch. that needing the 7 teams ranked ahead of you to lose. the trash talking. rooting for a team you absolutely hate one week, and hating their guts passionately the following week. college football. it doesn’t get much more chaotic.
i love it. its game day. game on. Go Gators
October 8th, 2009
now that i’ve figured out my new website (through hours upon hours of going through random themes until i ran into this one), i am ready to write, or blog as we nerds on the internet call it.
one of the best ways for me to keep up with mass and daily readings is being able to sit back and reflect on my days. i really hope this inspires me to do just that. that and i’m a big webgeek that loves websites and cool typography themes.
so for now goodnight xanga, ologees. God bless =)
August 18th, 2009
Lord.. be the rock that i cling to in the face of uncertainty.
here’s to the longest 2 days of life.
July 13th, 2009
“The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”
April 24th, 2009
miami has been a blessing. never have i been able to learn about and get to know about the different kinds of faith out there. i love being able to talk Jesus with someone, but theres no denying when someone wants to talk about how much they love God and how devoted theyre willing to be to live it out, that sometimes sitting back and just taking it really shows that wow.. He really brings the best in people. i love God. i love Jesus. i love being Catholic.
April 20th, 2009
is it really april 20, 2009??? WHAT THE..
Lord…. haha.. forreal man
i know ive been neglecting this thing. but ill get back on track once things calm down with school.. oh life.
God bless you peoples. may He bless you far greater than He has me.
April 2nd, 2009
Lord.. im sorry.
pride is blinding. lent is funny. no matter how well you think youre doing, how good you are, how conscious and aware of the sins that hinder grace, out of nowhere bam.. He reveals that we’re more broken than we’re willing to admit. there’s nothing like having an excuse for every wrong done, that covers-up sin, subconsciously blocking out His message for us. prayers please.
Lord teach me to love.
March 24th, 2009
THANK YOU LORD!! NURSING SCHOOL! AHHHH!!
March 14th, 2009
Of David. Bless the LORD, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, my soul; do not forget all the gifts of God,
Who pardons all your sins, heals all your ills,
Delivers your life from the pit, surrounds you with love and compassion,
God does not always rebuke, nurses no lasting anger,
Has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our deeds deserve.
As the heavens tower over the earth, so God’s love towers over the faithful. As far as the east is from the west, so far have our sins been removed from us.
my favorite word of the week; clemency
March 10th, 2009
we’re going backwards, Mr. Obama….
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.”
guys.. time to pray for the restrictions theyre to set. Lord forgive us for ever letting it get to this.